The best place to start with any project is with what you know best, and when it comes to Classic Performance Products' '62 Impala project, what they know best is suspension. Last month, the rebuild of their '62 started with the installation of CPP's Big Brake front disc brake kit. In this issue the work continues with the installation of CPP's new Rear Big Brake Kit. This rear disc brake system uses 12-inch cross-drilled, gas-slotted and zinc-washed rotors that mount to the rear axles with supplied longer studs, and mate up to a Lincoln Continental emergency brake-style caliper that mounts to the rear axlehousing with a custom CPP caliper mounting bracket.

Classic Performance Products' rear brake kits include all the rotors, calipers, brake lines, brackets, cables, hoses, clips, instructions, and hardware to assure a hassle-free installation. This kit requires the use of 15-inch (or larger) wheels designed for use with disc brakes. Dropped rear coils, new bushings, and performance shock absorbers used in this story are also available from CPP. With plenty of new reliable stopping power now in place, the next step of the rebuild will focus on improved steering and roll control with a pair of new large-diameter sway bars.

We have a couple more installations to do that'll get the chassis in shape and then we'll be hitting the track again to get you some numbers to see if we've been spending our time and money wisely.